Open Dialogue Foundation “undesirable” in Russia

Open Dialogue Foundation “undesirable” in Russia

26.03.2024

Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has included the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) on its list of “undesirable organisations” in the country. The Russian Prosecutor’s Office found that the Polish foundation poses “a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order of the Russian Federation.” “I am only surprised that it has occurred only now,” commented Chair […]

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation recognized in Russia as “undesirable organisation”

Polish Open Dialogue Foundation recognized in Russia as “undesirable organisation”

25.03.2024

Information about the inclusion of the Open Dialogue Foundation on the list of “undesirable organisations” has been posted on the website of the Russian Ministry of Justice. Since 2015 in Russia, the authorities have had the ability to declare foreign organisations “undesirable”. Such status means that, according to the Kremlin, they pose “a threat to […]

Strengthening the axis of evil: Dictatorships against Ukraine

Strengthening the axis of evil: Dictatorships against Ukraine

12.03.2024

Executive summary This report is the eighth in a series of reports on how third-party countries, especially Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, are assisting Russia in its war against Ukraine. This report focuses on:  the interim results of Western and Ukrainian policies towards Russia and recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of sanctions mechanisms; analysing the consequences of […]

The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report”

The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report”

12.01.2024

In an article entitled “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report” for The Globe & Mail, Steven Chase wrote about Russia evading sanctions imposed by Canada for its invasion of Ukraine through Central Asia. According to the World Liberty Congress, an alliance of pro-democracy activists from authoritarian countries co-founded in 2022 by the […]

MEPs and human rights defenders: “Don’t hand Khassenov to Kazakhstan”

MEPs and human rights defenders: “Don’t hand Khassenov to Kazakhstan”

28.12.2023

MEPs and prominent human rights defenders are calling on Lithuania not to make the mistake of handing Daniyar Khassenov over to Kazakhstan. Khassenov lives in Lithuania and is facing forced expulsion by a court decision. The deportation of Daniyar Khassenov from Lithuania was initiated by the Lithuanian Migration Department. Khassenov is known as a human […]

Diamonds Are Not Forever: Analysing Ineffectiveness of Diamond Embargo in Hurting Russia’s Economy

Diamonds Are Not Forever: Analysing Ineffectiveness of Diamond Embargo in Hurting Russia’s Economy

25.11.2023

This Policy note presents a brief analysis of the expected ban imposed by the West on the import of Russian diamonds. The Policy note was prepared by the Open Dialogue Foundation to support international efforts aimed at limiting Russia’s capacity to wage war against Ukraine. The Foundation would like to thank Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakhstani […]

Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report

Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report

14.11.2023

Read the full article on: theglobeandmail.com See our report: Russia’s Accomplices in the War Against Ukraine: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Army’s Reliable Rear (May 9, 2023) and also: Jan Rymszewicz: The Globe & Mail: “Russia circumventing Canadian sanctions to buy mine detonators: report” (January 12, 2024)

Repressions and Political Prisoners in Tokayev’s “New Kazakhstan”

Repressions and Political Prisoners in Tokayev’s “New Kazakhstan”

18.08.2023

Disclamer This report provides an overview of political persecution and human rights violations in Kazakhstan, as well as a list of political prisoners in Kazakhstan. The information presented in this report was collected with the assistance of Kazakhstani human rights defenders and civil activists. In addition, the report is based on data provided by victims […]

Russia’s Decade-Long War Against Ukraine: How to Accelerate Ukrainian Victory

Russia’s Decade-Long War Against Ukraine: How to Accelerate Ukrainian Victory

15.08.2023

Executive Summary This report is the sixth in a series of reports on how Russia circumvents sanctions with the help of Central Asian countries, particularly by way of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The subject of this report is an analysis of global trends and facts that point to Russia’s ability to accumulate sufficient resources for at […]

Ukrainians use Bitcoin to resist Russian aggression: Lyudmyla Kozlovska in ABC interview

Ukrainians use Bitcoin to resist Russian aggression: Lyudmyla Kozlovska in ABC interview

06.07.2023

“For people affected by conflict or crisis, cryptocurrencies can be a lifeline because funds can reach people faster than traditional money,” Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, said in an interview with the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) radio station in July 2023. The President of ODF explained how her Foundation used Bitcoin to […]

Submission to the European Parliament and European Commission on the issue of sanctions circumvention

Submission to the European Parliament and European Commission on the issue of sanctions circumvention

03.07.2023

The Open Dialogue Foundation would like to thank the experts in the preparation of the submission. The Foundation would also like to express its gratitude to Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opposition politician and former Minister of Energy, Industry and Trade of Kazakhstan, for his advice. This submission contains the following information: Overview of Russia’s economic ability […]

Russia’s Accomplices in the War Against Ukraine: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Army’s Reliable Rear

Russia’s Accomplices in the War Against Ukraine: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Army’s Reliable Rear

09.05.2023

Executive summary To analyse Kyrgyzstan’s capacity to help Russia circumvent sanctions, it is important to consider the internal political situation in Kyrgyzstan under President Sadyr Japarov. Kyrgyzstan has long been considered an “island of freedom” in Central Asia, with a number of independent media outlets, independent MPs and an active civil society. However, the authoritarian […]

The Beneficiaries of Russia’s War Against Ukraine. How the Nazarbayev-Tokayev Regime is Helping Putin

The Beneficiaries of Russia’s War Against Ukraine. How the Nazarbayev-Tokayev Regime is Helping Putin

25.04.2023

Executive summary In 2022 and 2023, the Kazakhstani authorities have repeatedly convinced the international community of their alleged commitment to “preventing the use of the Kazakhstani territory to bypass sanctions”. “Appropriate measures” have been adopted (such as the creation of a “list of sanctioned goods”, the signing of a law “on the control of specific […]

Everything for the Front. Everything for Victory. How Tokayev Helps Putin while Fooling Ukraine and the West

Everything for the Front. Everything for Victory. How Tokayev Helps Putin while Fooling Ukraine and the West

08.03.2023

Executive summary It has been a year since Russia began its large-scale invasion of Ukraine. All this time, Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev-Tokayev regime has been assisting Russia with impunity in circumventing sanctions and financing the war against Ukraine. On 28 February 2023, on the day of the first official visit to Kazakhstan by the U.S. Secretary of […]

The Secret of Tokayev and Putin: How to Circumvent the Oil Embargo

The Secret of Tokayev and Putin: How to Circumvent the Oil Embargo

30.12.2022

1. Introduction Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the Kazakhstani authorities has repeatedly declared its “respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” [1], [2], [3]. Kazakhstani officials try to assure Ukraine and the international community that Kazakhstan is “complying with the sanctions” against Russia, although it is not “joining them“. In practice, the […]

Select the amount of a one-time donation in Bitcoin